About I.M.

The Imperfect Mum is an online Sisterhood of women from all over the world who come together to support one another judgement free.

Kristy Vallely created this online village in June 2011.

The Imperfect Mum is a safe place that women go to, a place where they talk and relate to the imperfectness of Motherhood. 

If you are new here, please have a read of our code of conduct as this is a place where people are to be treated fairly and with respect. 

When you are welcomed into our community you're accepting your social responsibilities to behave with integrity and respect for all of our fellow sisters.

Our sisterhood commits to encouraging a safe, supportive and non-judgemental advice and environment.


Kristy Vallely - The Imperfect Mum

{C} {C}<div class="field-field_file_image_alt_text-wrapper">Kristy Vallely, with her children Maya and Texas</div>Kristy Vallely is the founder and Creator of the Imperfect Mum.

After the tragic loss of her first baby Titan, Kristy then went onto to have two more children in which she suffered from postnatal depression.

These stressful times in her life made her look beyond her personal journey and she started to wonder about what other women experienced. Kristy says "As a society we are bombarded with images of this unrealistic picture of what motherhood should be. It’s this unattainable picture that I think a lot of women strive for. I wanted to break down that image. That 'image' has a lot to answer for. I personally believe that it can be a trigger for some Post Natal Depression cases".

Kristy believed there needed to be a place that women could go to. Where they could talk and relate. A place they could feel safe. A place they trusted. So The Imperfect Mum was born in June 2011. There was obviously such a need that when the gates 'opened' a huge flurry of women followed. Kristy has always been very passionate about women and the issues they face.

Her passion and determination has helped her carve out a career helping others and creating 'a go to place' for women from all around the world.


Kelly DeVries - Administration / Contributing writer 

{C} {C}<div class="field-field_file_image_alt_text-wrapper">Kelly Dee - Administrator/Contributing Writer</div>

Kelly is a stay at home Mum of 4 gorgeous kids, all roughly 2 years apart. Along with her husband Jeremy, they live in a humble little home in Cairns with a couple of dogs and a cranky budgie! 

Before having her bunch, Kelly worked with Kristy's parents business's spending time at both Harley's Educational and Visual Obsession. There, Kristy and Kelly developed a deep friendship and shared many life experiences together - including becoming mums!

Kelly's deep loves in life are God, her family and helping others.

Kelly says "Mums are wonderful and each and every one of us go through struggles, often trying to tackle them alone to save face. I'm passionate about The Imperfect Mum as we come with the understanding that none of us are perfect. Not one"

Like diamonds that are formed with extreme heat and pressure - I am encouraged by those who have been through difficult challenges in life, and come out even more beautiful on the other side. Keep on shining!!! 

 

Our Specialists

Andrew Griffiths

As you can probably tell I’m pretty passionate about inspiring people to build really successful businesses. It’s something I have been doing for 30 years and hopefully I’ve got a few more good years left in me.  Today I absolutely love seeing so many Mums setting up businesses, of all kinds and in every corner of the planet, and doing it really well. Having the opportunity to provide my advice through the Imperfect Mum website is a blast.So send in those questions, about pretty much anything to do with business, and I will do my best to answer them and help you to make your businesses as successful as they can be.


Collette White

Collette White is a Mum of 4 and Author of 3 self-published recipe books. Best Sellers "Cut out the Crap" and "Cut out the Crap for Kids" and newly released "Cut out the Crap with Style". All 3 books are completely Gluten, Dairy and Preservative / Additive Free.  Collette is passionate about helping others on their food journey, whether your journey is based around food intolerance's and allergies or you are simply trying to improve you and your families health - starting with what you eat - then "Cut out the Crap" is the place for you to start.  Collette has multiple severe food intolerances and runs a 100% additive free home which mainly started because of behaviour issues with her daughter.  Collette loves food, cooking and creating and sharing her wonderful and tasty recipes with others so they can bring joy into their lives with food also.
 


Kirri White

{C} {C}Kirri has a Masters in Psychology and is also a qualified life coach, counsellor, and HUGE advocate of self-care, self-knowledge, and self-love!
Her business – Kirri White Coaching, provides women with the tools, strategies and compassion–based encouragement to lead ordinary lives, extraordinarily well.
She is co-creator of the 30 day self care blueprint, an online programme which has transformed the lives of hundreds.
Currently residing in Brisbane with her talented chef husband and three girls under nine, she sources extra energy from meditation, fitness and cacao bliss balls.
You can also hang out with her on Facebook.


Kristin Brumm

{C} {C}Kristin Brumm is an American writer and mother with a home in Kansas and a heart in Australia. She is currently working on plans to draw the two continents closer together (or, alternatively, just pick up and move already). Her blog Wanderlust was voted into the Circle of Mom’s top 10 Most Inspiring Blogs as a result of her honest and poignant writings about her experiences with domestic violence. She was a Voice of the Year and Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Aussie Bloggers Conference, and her essays have been published in several anthologies. In 2012, she created the “Healing Through Storytelling” blog directory as a means of support for people undergoing emotional or physical challenges. She has a Masters in Nonprofit Administration and holds a leadership position with a regional domestic violence agency. Her home is overrun by foster cats. If you’re nice to her, she will send you a kitten.
 

{C} {C}Nathalie is a child behaviour consultant who manages Easy Peasy Kids. She works with children, mums, dads and schools to create less tantrums and more smiles.
She passionately believes that for all behaviour there are a number of reasons.
Her job is to find those reasons and implement tailor made strategies and techniques to suit each individual child and their family.
She focus's on Emotional Intelligence through play with the children and mentor the parents on their new fresh start to create a more harmonious home atmosphere.